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Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up

Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up

As Oct. 21 – election day – inches closer, here’s a look at what happened this week

Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up
Okanagan Green Party candidates Robert Mellalieu (left) and Marc Reinarz (right) have both been called out by NDP for comments they made about abortion. (File)

NDP calls out Okanagan-based Green candidates for views on abortion

“The bad old days of women dying in back-alley abortions must never return,” said Elizabeth May

Okanagan Green Party candidates Robert Mellalieu (left) and Marc Reinarz (right) have both been called out by NDP for comments they made about abortion. (File)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer (The Canadian Press photos)

Scheer and Trudeau accuse each other of distracting from their records

Next week the leaders have two more debates, these organized by the new federal debates commission

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer (The Canadian Press photos)
Robin Morton Stanbridge is running in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding for the Christian Heritage Party in the federal election on Oct. 21. (Submitted photo)

Stanbridge to run for Christian Heritage Party in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

There are now six candidates in the riding for federal election

Robin Morton Stanbridge is running in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding for the Christian Heritage Party in the federal election on Oct. 21. (Submitted photo)
FILE – Andrew Scheer mingled and spoke to supporters at a Langley equestrian centre Wednesday evening. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Scheer says he is personally ‘pro-life,’ but would not reopen abortion debate

Trudeau, before he became Liberal leader, said that he was personally against abortion

FILE – Andrew Scheer mingled and spoke to supporters at a Langley equestrian centre Wednesday evening. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrives for a morning announcement in Toronto Tuesday, October 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tory leader grilled on abortion in Canadian election debate

A Conservative government wouldn’t change abortion rules in Canada, Scheer says

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrives for a morning announcement in Toronto Tuesday, October 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Leader of the Bloc Quebecois Yves-Francois Blanchet, left to right, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, TVA host Pierre Bruneau, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pose for a photo at the TVA french debate for the 2019 federal election, in Montreal, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joel Lemay)

Separation of church and state a hot topic in French-language debate

Conservative, NDP, Bloc Quebecois and Liberal leaders took part

Leader of the Bloc Quebecois Yves-Francois Blanchet, left to right, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, TVA host Pierre Bruneau, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pose for a photo at the TVA french debate for the 2019 federal election, in Montreal, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joel Lemay)
Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk kids and families

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk kids and families

The Citizen reached out to the candidates running in the 2019 federal…

Candidate corner: Cowichan hopefuls talk kids and families
Rhonda Chen is running for the People’s Party of Canada in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted photo)

Rhonda Chen running for People’s Party of Canada in Cowichan

Six have announced they are running so far in the riding in the federal election

Rhonda Chen is running for the People’s Party of Canada in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford in the upcoming federal election. (Submitted photo)
Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet makes an announcement in Montreal on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Conservative Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, and Yves-Francois Blanchet of the Bloc Quebecois will face off with Trudeau at 8 p.m. Eastern time, in a debate hosted by the private TVA television network and the Montreal newspaper Le Journal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Federal-party leaders seek momentum in French-language debate amid flat polls

The Liberals and Conservatives remain locked in a fight for first place

Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet makes an announcement in Montreal on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Conservative Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, and Yves-Francois Blanchet of the Bloc Quebecois will face off with Trudeau at 8 p.m. Eastern time, in a debate hosted by the private TVA television network and the Montreal newspaper Le Journal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrives for a morning announcement in Toronto Tuesday, October 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Seat at UN security council not top priority, Scheer says after pledging foreign-aid cuts

‘It’s more important to me that I help Canadians get ahead than curry favour at the United Nations’

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrives for a morning announcement in Toronto Tuesday, October 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Norway-based Cermaq is preparing to deploy a new ocean-based closed containment salmon pen design in B.C. Fish are reared in a closed-containment pen shown in foreground, then transferred to conventional pens to finish development. (Cermaq Canada)

Liberal Party salmon farm pledge ‘destructive,’ industry group says

Justin Trudeau platform calls for ‘closed containment’ by 2025

Norway-based Cermaq is preparing to deploy a new ocean-based closed containment salmon pen design in B.C. Fish are reared in a closed-containment pen shown in foreground, then transferred to conventional pens to finish development. (Cermaq Canada)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau boards his campaign plane in Ottawa on Sunday, September 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau boards his campaign plane in Ottawa on Sunday, September 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer makes a campaign stop in Thorold, Ont., on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

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Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer makes a campaign stop in Thorold, Ont., on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau boards his campaign plane in Ottawa on Sunday, September 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

VIDEO: Re-elected Liberals would still run big deficits, despite new taxes

Trudeau effectively saying “Canada will literally go on adding debt forever,” according to Tory critic

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau boards his campaign plane in Ottawa on Sunday, September 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
FILE - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks next to the Watermark sculpture along the St. John River in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Thursday August 15, 2019. He will have the campaign stage mostly to himself Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 as he reveals the bulk of his party’s re-election platform. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray)

Trudeau to reveal bulk of Liberal campaign platform Sunday in Ontario

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will have the campaign stage mostly to himself today

FILE - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks next to the Watermark sculpture along the St. John River in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Thursday August 15, 2019. He will have the campaign stage mostly to himself Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 as he reveals the bulk of his party’s re-election platform. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray)
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (right) poses with her communications director, Erin Bremner-Mitchell, and her son, Robson Mitchell, at a campaign birthday party in North Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

May takes campaign detour to Saanich home riding

The campaign team shared cake, talked about climate change with local families

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (right) poses with her communications director, Erin Bremner-Mitchell, and her son, Robson Mitchell, at a campaign birthday party in North Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Singh pledges funding for BC Ferries; Scheer talks energy in Alberta

Singh pledges funding for BC Ferries; Scheer talks energy in Alberta

Scheer, Singh campaign in Western Canada – their regions of relative strength

Singh pledges funding for BC Ferries; Scheer talks energy in Alberta
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. (The Canadian Press photos)

Scheer to visit oil-services company in Edmonton as Singh lingers in B.C.

Alberta is very friendly ground for the Conservatives but Edmonton has a few seats the Tories don’t hold

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. (The Canadian Press photos)
Trudeau, Scheer navigate climate marches that dominate federal campaign

Trudeau, Scheer navigate climate marches that dominate federal campaign

The federal election campaign was all about the environment on Friday

Trudeau, Scheer navigate climate marches that dominate federal campaign